When Maingear computers first stepped out with their high-end SHIFT line of gaming and workstation PCs, we took note and were genuinely impressed; a bit of rarefied air if you will. It wasn't so much the component selection that stood out, but it was the excellent build quality and the SHIFT's 90-degree rotated layout that caused our double-take, and ultimately put Maingear on the map as a major player in the space... Maingear's products may not be the low price watermark, but they definitely set the high quality bar up a notch or three.
Recently, Maingear announced that they'd be offering a DIY SHIFT chassis and cooling system kit
for a limited time, to folks that might want to try their hand at building a SHIFT-infused PC for themselves.
We tried our hand at building our very own SHIFT and will step through the process with you here
Building The SHIFT, Maingear's DIY Kit